The OSHA Form 301 is used by employers to keep track of a single injury, illness, or death that occurred in the workplace. This form is also found within the OSHA Form 300. This form may be used for incidents such as fatalities, injuries that lead to unconsciousness, diagnosed chronic diseases, and/or injuries that required professional care.
This form needs to be kept on file for at least 5 years after the year the incident occurred. This helps to ensure employers create safer working conditions and if any questions arise in the future, this form is there to answer all questions.